Monday, October 6, 2014

An Awesome Find!


A favorite antiquing place to visit is the town of Sutter Creek, California.  There are several wonderful stores there to look for a special treasure.  I am not really buying a lot of things for the house these days, but when there is that certain item that is extra special, then it is a no brainer.

My dear friend, Wave, and I were in a wonderful store that specializes in primitives and old signs.  Instantly I spotted a cow sign (that is now in my laundry room) and then…way up high on the wall.. was this:

Macdougal St.!!!

Now those of you that read my blog know that my male Scottie is named Duhgall.  Duhgall is Gaelic for the name Doug.  Duhgall also translates to “dark stranger”.  And Duhgall is he is a dark stranger.  Smile

The sign is double sided and porcelain over steel and dates from around the 1930’s.  The gentleman that I bought it from said he bought it at a flea market in New York City over 30 years ago.  He was a bit reluctant to sell it at first, even though he had a price tag on it.  Needless to say, he caved….

When I got home I looked up information about MacDougal Street and it is quite interesting to know that this street has quite a history.  To read about this illustrious section of Greenwich Village, just click HERE.

The sign is a great fit with my Scottie dog prints.  So happy I found it!  It pays homage to my little guy, Mr.Mac-Duhgall.



Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That is the perfect sign! It looks great hanging there with Scottie pictures!

"Create Beauty" said...

How PERFECT is that!!!!!!

What a great find Becky, and I love your dog-themed wall.

~ Violet

Debby said...

What a great find. It has some interesting history.
Love your wall of doggies.

Debby said...

What a great find. It has some interesting history.
Love your wall of doggies.

Claudia said...

Great find and one of my favorite sections of Greenwich Village!


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Having lived most of my life as a native No.Ca. girl, I have been to Sutter Creek, many years ago. I love the gold country-Angels Camp and Murphys as well. What a wonderful sign-I think it goes perfectly with your dog wall.
Thanks for sharing.

ann said...

So cute! Love all your Scottie decor.

Susan Freeman said...

Wonderful sign! So perfect for you!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love Sutter Creek, it's no surprise you found such a fun treasure there. It's perfect with all your Scottie pictures! Duhgall is such a cutie, I think he knows your were taking his picture.

Kathleen Grace said...

How precious! I wouldn't have been able to resist it either.

Stacey said...

That's a very special find!!

chateau chic said...

Oh this is a fabulous sign!!! LOVE it...and it looks perfect with your Scotties.
Mary Alice

Elsie said...

Becky it was meant to be! I bet Doog's thinks he is "hot stuff" with his very own sign. That is just too perfect!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How fun! That old sign was just waiting to be hung on your wall, Becky. And how could the previous owner possibly resist your charm?


Kris said...

Sometimes you run across that perfect thing, and you did!!!
It looks great on the wall with your other things. So fun!!
xo Kris

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Your scottie wall is now completely perfect with the addition of the sign!

Simply Shelley said...

Well, I'm certainly glad he gave in and let you buy it. That would have been a heartbreak if he would have turned you down. And it fit perfect where you put it. It was meant to be :) Blessings

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Becky,
What a lovely find! Sweet Duhgall looks quite pleased with it as well.
He is a darling ham for the camera isn't he!? LOL knows he's a cutie.

becky up the hill said...

This is a splendid find! Happy for you.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

McDougal is our family name..and we have a picture of my Aunt standing under a similar street sign that looks very much like yours.